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Automotive Grade Coaxial Cable Performance Specification

2006-01-02
CURRENT
USCAR29
This document specifies dimensional, functional and visual requirements for Automotive grade coaxial cable. This material will be designated AG for general-purpose automotive applications or AG LL for low loss applications. It is the responsibility of the user of this cable to verify the suitability of the selected product (based on dimensional, mechanical, electrical and environmental requirements) for its intended application. It is the responsibility of the supplier to retain and maintain records as evidence of compliance to the requirements detailed in this standard.
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COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE – SQUARE OUTER CONDUCTOR

2003-03-10
HISTORICAL
USCAR19-1
This radio frequency (RF) connector interface specification is suited for unsealed automobile applications up to 2 GHz. Dimensional requirements are specified in this document to ensure interchangeability. This RF connector interface specification is intended for in-line, board mount, device mount, straight or angled applications. Performance requirements are specified in SAE/USCAR-2, and in SAE/USCAR-17.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY ERGONOMIC DESIGN CRITERIA

2008-09-26
HISTORICAL
USCAR25-1
This document describes the design, assembly force, and packaging guidelines for conventional hand-plug, mechanical assist and twist lock electrical connectors, as well as Connector Position Assurances (CPAs). All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the-shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department. Refer to SAE/USCAR-12 Wiring Component Design Guidelines for additional guidelines.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR DESIGN CRITERIA

2016-02-12
HISTORICAL
USCAR12-4
This document gives specific and measurable design criteria to be applied at a design review prior to tooling. The specification is formatted as a checklist to aid in its use. The requirements do not apply in all situations so engineering judgment must be used. This is a specification for design criteria; applicable performance specifications (USCAR-2, etc.) must still be performed. Items in this document are grouped by component as follows: A Terminals B Secondary Terminal Locks C Connectors D Connector Locks E Secondary Connector Locks (Connector Position Assurance, CPA) F Connector Seals G Serviceability H High Voltage (≥60V) Application Requirements I Drawing and General Requirements
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ERGONOMICS SPECIFICATION FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

2016-03-10
CURRENT
USCAR25-3
This document decribes the deign relative to assembly force, and hand clearance guidelines for conventional hand-plug, mechanical assist and twist lock electrical connectors, as well as Connector Position Assurances (CPAs). The minimum values associated with this design guide need to be evaluated against other critical characteristics that impact quality, efficiency and other traits of assembly feasibility. all possible designs and appications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an "off-the'shelf" design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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Electrical Connector Assembly Ergonomic Design Criteria

2003-05-03
HISTORICAL
USCAR25
This document describes the design and assembly force guidelines for conventional and mechanical assist (lever and slide-lock) electrical connectors and CPA's. All possible designs and applications cannot be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an "off-the-shelf" design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics department. Refer to SAE/USCAR-12 Wiring Component Design Guidelines for additional guidelines.
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Electrical Connector Design Criteria

2017-08-17
CURRENT
USCAR12-5
This document gives specific and measurable design criteria to be applied at a design review prior to tooling. The specification is formatted as a checklist to aid in its use. The requirements do not apply in all situations so engineering judgment must be used. This is a specification for design criteria; applicable performance specifications (USCAR-2, etc.) must still be performed
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Ergonomics Specification for Electrical Connections

2016-02-15
HISTORICAL
USCAR25-2
This document describes the design relative to assembly force, and hand clearance guidelines for conventional hand-plug, mechanical assist and twist lock electrical connectors, as well as Connector Position Assurances (CPAs). The minimum values associated with this design guide need to be evaluated against other critical characteristics that impact quality, efficiency and other traits of assembly feasibility. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the-shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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FAKRA SMB RF CONNECTOR SUPPLEMENT

2002-02-21
HISTORICAL
USCAR18
This document is a supplement to ISO document TC 22/WG 5 N44 and is intended to give recommended usages for one and two way connectors and dimensional requirements for 2-way connectors which are not currently specified by ISO. The radio frequency (RF) connector interface specified herein is suited for unsealed automobile applications up to 3 GHz and is intended for in-line, board mount, device mount, straight or angled applications. Dimensional requirements are specified in this document to ensure interchangeability. Performance requirements are specified in SAE/USCAR-2, and in SAE/USCAR-17.
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FAKRA SMB RF CONNECTOR SUPPLEMENT

2011-12-06
HISTORICAL
USCAR18-3
This document is a supplement to SAE/USCAR 17 and is intended to give recommended usages for one and two way RF connectors and dimensional requirements for 2-way RF connectors and hybrid (RF & DC power) connectors which are not currently specified elsewhere. The radio frequency (RF) connector interface specified herein is suited for unsealed automobile applications up to 3 GHz and is intended for in-line, board mount, device mount, straight or angled applications. Dimensional requirements are specified in this document to ensure interchangeability. Performance requirements are specified in SAE/USCAR-2, and in SAE/USCAR-17.
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FIELD CORRELATED LIFE TEST SUPPLEMENT TO SAE/USCAR-2

2004-06-23
CURRENT
USCAR20-1
This life test for underhood/passenger/trunk connector systems may be used in place of Section 5.9.6, Connection System Electrical Table of SAE/USCAR-2. All other requirements of SAE/USCAR-2 remain applicable even when this test is used. Refer to SAE/USCAR-2 and Connector/Terminal Supplier for appropriate power rating and current cycle Testing.
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Fakra Smb Rf Connector Supplement

2003-06-04
HISTORICAL
USCAR18-2
This document is a supplement to DIN 72594 and is intended to give recommended usages for one and two way connectors and dimensional requirements for 2-way connectors which are not currently specified by DIN. The radio frequency (RF) connector interface specified herein is suited for unsealed automobile applications up to 3 GHz and is intended for in-line, board mount, device mount, straight or angled applications. Dimensional requirements are specified in this document to ensure interchangeability. Performance requirements are specified in SAE/USCAR-2, and in SAE/USCAR-17.
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Field Correlated Life Test Supplement to SAE/Uscar-2

2001-12-01
HISTORICAL
USCAR20
This life test for underhood/passenger/trunk connector systems may be used in place of Section 5.8.6 (Connector System Electrical Test Flow Chart) of SAE/USCAR-2. All other requirements of SAE/USCAR-2 remain applicable even when this test is used. Refer to SAE/USCAR-2 and Connector/Terminal Supplier for appropriate power rating and current cycle Testing.
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HIGH VOLTAGE CONNECTOR PERFORMANCE SUPPLEMENT TO SAE/USCAR-2

2008-08-27
CURRENT
USCAR37
Procedures included within this specification supplement are, when used in conjunction with SAE/USCAR 2, intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of electrical terminals, connectors, and components that constitute the electrical connection systems in high voltage (60~600V) road vehicle applications. These procedures are applicable to terminals used for In-Line, Header, and Device Connector systems with and without Shorting Bars. This supplement applies to both sealed and unsealed connection systems.
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LEAD-FREE SOLDER VALIDATION TEST PLAN

2011-04-01
HISTORICAL
USCAR40
This guideline is applicable to existing lead solder production products that will change to lead-free solder processes to meet the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, exemption 8B requirements. This guideline is applicable to similar products used by multiple OEM's that have the same manufacturing processes / equipment. The intent is to streamline the supplier’s environmental testing via common qualification to reduce timing, quantities, and costs.
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Lead-Free Solder Validation Test Plan

2015-04-22
CURRENT
USCAR40-1
This guideline is applicable to existing lead solder production products that will change to lead-free solder processes to meet the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, exemption 8B requirements. This guideline is applicable to similar products used by multiple OEM's that have the same manufacturing processes / equipment. The intent is to streamline the supplier’s environmental testing via common qualification to reduce timing, quantities, and costs.
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PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) CONNECTION SYSTEM

2006-11-10
CURRENT
USCAR30
Procedures included within this specification are intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of any USB cable assemblies and associated connections that constitute the electrical connection systems between the consumer peripheral interface and the USB computer source in road vehicle applications. These procedures are only applicable to the USB connector and the cable. Unless otherwise specified, all of the tests listed in this specification are for both consumer and nonconsumer interface connectors.
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